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David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach Coming to Coolwater Ranch

Picture of Bob Beach and David Jacobs-Strain.

AHWAHNEE — On Friday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m., the Redwoods and Coolwater Ranch present David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach – two musicians who have become favorites of Coolwater patrons over the years. David Jacobs-Strain is a fierce slide guitar player and a song poet from Oregon. He’s known for both his virtuosity and spirit of emotional abandon. His live ...

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How to Make a Musical, Featuring Minarets’ Drama Program

Picture of the cast of The Little Mermaid

By Cara Coombs and video by Jo Ziegler, student journalists for Minarets Press O’NEALS — Not many people know what it takes to create the production of a play, but there are many things involved in making a production great, such as acting, props, actors, costumes, makeup, sound, and lighting. The Minarets Drama Program put on “The Little Mermaid” this ...

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Golden Chain Theatre Presents A Christmas Story – The Musical

Picture of the ad for A Christmas Story

OAKHURST — The Golden Chain Theatre is presenting “A Christmas Story,” a holiday classic centering on a mischievous and bespectacled boy, Ralphie, who dreams of getting a BB-gun for Christmas. In the weeks before the big holiday, Ralphie, his friends and his family get into all kinds of situations — including run-ins with a bully with “yellow eyes,” a tongue ...

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‘Christmas Past’ Celebrated at Fresno Flats

OAKHURST – The Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future made special guest appearances at Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park Sunday — along with a number of other traditional holiday favorites. Cool, rainy weather couldn’t put a damper on the popular community celebration as volunteers and attendees enjoyed the day’s festivities — which included holiday-themed demonstrations, craft-making and a ...

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Branches Bookstore Hosting Launch Party Tomorrow for New Book by Locals Harsha and Nickerson

Launch party tomorrow at Branches

OAKHURST — A new book is out by local poet Jeannie O. Harsha and photographer Tricia Nickerson. Harsha and Nickerson have combined their respective talents as well as their shared passion for nature into a photo/poetry book titled Wandering Off: Nature’s Notable Nourishments. A book launch is scheduled at Branches Book Store in Oakhurst (near Vons) for Saturday, Nov. 30. ...

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Going Out of Business: Timberline Gallery to Close Next Month

OAKHURST — After 34 years in business, eastern Madera County’s oldest established fine arts gallery is closing its doors. The decision to shutter the popular Timberline Gallery was confirmed this week by Wendy Denton, president of  Timberline’s board of directors. “After much brainstorming and soul searching,” Denton stated, “it has become obvious that Timberline Gallery will have to close. Although ...

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2019 National Young Writers Contest Winners Announced

Soledad Lemus and Lila Oster

YOSEMITE — Congratulations to 8th grader Soledad Lemus and 7th grader Lila Oster for being accepted for publication into the 2019 National Young Writers Anthology, Issue One. Soledad’s work, The Black and Blue Ritual, and Lila’s work, ok, will be available in print and eBook in December. Proper Publishing hosted their first national writing contest for middle and high school ...

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Singer-songwriter Cosy Sheridan to Perform at Coolwater Ranch in Ahwahnee

The Redwoods in Yosemite and Coolwater Ranch are thrilled to present singer-songwriter Cosy Sheridan, performing at Coolwater Ranch in Ahwahnee on Saturday, November 23rd at 7:00 pm. Sheridan first appeared on the national folk scene in 1992 when she won the songwriting contests at The Kerrville Folk Festival and The Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The Chicago Examiner wrote “You can’t make ...

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